The NBA All-Star Game on NBC, the Westminster Dog Show on USA and Barbra Streisand's 1999 concert on Fox top this week in television.
NBA All-Star Game, 6:30 p.m., Channel 2. Sure, it doesn't really count, but they still put on a good show.
"Dr. Dolittle," 7 p.m., Channel 7. With Eddie Murphy in the title role, you knew the venerable veterinarian was going to turn out a bit "different," but this 1998 movie was deemed reasonably entertaining.
"The American Wedding," 8 p.m., A&E. Lots of lore here: It's said, for example, that it was Queen Victoria who made it fashionable for the bride to wear white.
"The Truman Show," 9 p.m., Channel 2. Jim Carrey had a big hit with this 1998 movie, in which his character is oblivious to the fact that his life is one continuous TV show. Since then, of course, we've had the real-life "Big Brother."
"These Old Broads," 8 p.m., Channel 7. Three stars (Debbie Reynolds, Joan Collins and Shirley MacLaine) from the Golden Age of movie musicals attempt a comeback under the guidance of their agent (Elizabeth Taylor). This new made-for-TV movie also stars Jonathan Silverman.
Westminster Dog Show, 8 p.m., USA. If you've seen this sort of thing spoofed in the movie "Best in Show," your perspective may have changed a bit since last year. But in any case, the handlers are strong and the dogs are good-looking. Concludes Tuesday.
"A Mother's Fight for Justice," 9 p.m., Lifetime. Meredith Baxter stars in this new cable movie as the mother of a teenager (Eric Lively) who suffers devastating injuries caused by a drunken driver. Based on a true story, the film also stars Alan Rosenberg.
"Secrets of the Pharaohs," 8 p.m., Channel 17. Tonight's episode of this documentary miniseries looks at the people who built the pyramids at Giza. Contrary to long-standing belief, discoveries by Egyptologist Zahi Hawass suggest a highly motivated work force, not slave labor.
"DAG," 8:30 p.m., Channel 2. Rapper Lil' Kim guest-stars as an attention-grabbing temporary secretary for the first lady (Delta Burke).
"Do You Believe in Miracles? The Story of the 1980 U.S. Hockey Team," 8 p.m., HBO. A magic moment in sports is revisited in this documentary that puts the Olympic victory in its Cold War context.
"Nova," 9 p.m., Channel 17. Tonight's report on "The Lost King of the Maya" tells of a thriving but brutal Central American dynasty founded by a mysterious warrior 16 centuries ago. Startling murals found in palace ruins depict warfare, torture and other bloodshed.
"Barbra Streisand: Timeless," 8 p.m., Channel 29. Here's a chance to see the farewell concert that Streisand gave on New Year's Eve 1999.
"On the Record With Bob Costas," 11 p.m., HBO. When he had a later-night talk show on NBC, Costas was regarded as one of the more thoughtful interviewers in a crowded field. Since then, he's returned to sports full time, but this new show promises to focus on sports issues and personalities for "a much broader audience than just the hardcore sports fan."
"Friends," 8 p.m., Channel 2. In the ongoing battle with "Survivor" -- and a treat for anyone who just can't get enough -- tonight's show will be extended to an hour with outtakes and cast interviews with Conan O'Brien.
"Sweet Dreams," 8 p.m., AMC. The Patsy Cline legend came into full flower about the time of this 1985 movie starring Jessica Lange. The portrait here may leave off some of the rough edges, but the basic story -- and the music -- are authentic.
"Love in the Afternoon," 8 p.m., TCM. Billy Wilder's reputation rests on screenwriting as well as directing, and this 1957 romantic comedy is being shown as part of TCM's February salute to "Great Film Writers."
"Why Do Fools Fall in Love," 8 p.m., TNT. Some may regard this 1998 movie about three wives (Halle Berry, Vivica A. Fox and Lela Rochon) fighting over the estate of 1950s singer Frankie Lyman (Larenz Tate) as a bit trivial for the Black History Month banner that TNT has placed it under. But there's a plus in that the film led to a mini-revival of Lyman's music.
"Grosse Pointe," 9:30 p.m., Channel 49. Sarah Michelle Gellar appears as herself as part of a February stunt tying the "Grosse Pointe" actors, including Lindsay Sloane, to the real world.
"The Next Karate Kid," 1 p.m., Disney Channel. Hilary Swank, an Oscar winner last year for "Boys Don't Cry," starred in this 1994 sequel, the only one in the series with a female Kid.
"Bonanza Marathon," 4 p.m., Channel 51. Cheryl Landon hosts an eight-episode marathon with a theme: "The Loves of Little Joe."
"The History of Stock Car Racing," 8 p.m., History Channel. From disreputable roots among moonshiners who used their fast cars to elude authorities, stock car racing has matured into a sport with wide appeal to both corporations and families. Features interviews with top drivers, including Richard Petty and Cale Yarborough.
"Erin Brockovich," 8 p.m., Starz. This based-on-a-true-story film was a change of pace -- and a big hit -- last year for Julia Roberts. With Albert Finney, Marg Helgenberger and Conchata Ferrell.
"The Whole Nine Yards," 9 p.m., HBO. When a hit man (Bruce Willis) moves next door, life becomes even more difficult for an unhappy dentist (Matthew Perry). With Rosanna Arquette and Amanda Peet.